For many years it was a common practice, in fact so common a practice that it could almost have been considered a tradition, to hang a thermostat on the wall of the hall in a home. The idea was that the thermostat would give the residents an idea as to whether or not they should turn the heating up or down. However, although they did still serve some purpose, they were manual thermostats which meant that they were not all that accurate and certainly could not give an indication as to whether one room was warmer than any others. Today though, there are such things as smart thermostats and they really can help a resident to keep their homes at set temperatures. The best smart thermostat can come with a total of up to 32 individual sensors which can be placed all around the home and these sensors pass data to the central thermostat via Wi-Fi, ensuring that the thermostat has all the latest relevant temperatures throughout the house so that it can calculate an average temperature for the whole house. Often the thermostats will come with a central control panel or may even be able to be read and adjusted by a hand held app. This means that the owner of the home can know if their heating needs to be turned on before they arrive home, ensuring that they really do get a nice warm welcome. Of course though, in order to do this their heating must also be available on an app but today that is not usually a problem as almost everything today has apps. The modern home will often have an app to adjust heating settings in the home, unlock doors, and turn on and off surveillance cameras and all manner of other things. The smart thermostat though is considered to be most important though as heating costs are one of the biggest costs home owners face, after their mortgages. By being able to ensure that your house is a nice warm temperature for your return, also means that you can remotely turn off the heating if the house becomes too warm or if no one is in the house. The better smart thermostats may even be able to help with this as some of them can sense when someone is in a room and adjust the temperature accordingly. By doing this, the thermostat will have turned down all heating by the time the last person leaves the home and, if not already turned up remotely before someone returns, the thermostat can turn up the heat in any room, once it senses someone’s return. This can equate to huge savings in what may usually be a high heating bill each month, plus it makes for a more comfortable home, heating wise. So, although the old manual thermostats may have been traditional, they were not anywhere as useful as the modern, smart thermostats available today are, nor were they as accurate as the thermostats of today.